STEPPING OUT: Mom and daughters dress up together
Mom finds inspiration in dressing her girls
Who: Kristin Lewis, an agent with Integrity Real Estate and events and marketing manager for the Union Hospital Foundation. Lewis was born and raised in Cecil County and now lives in Elk Neck with her husband, Rich, and their daughters, Kallie, 5, and Riley, 3.
Personal style: Today, Lewis’ style is more about her daughters than it is about her.
“I’ve always wanted little girls,” Lewis said, adding she loves to dress up her girls in coordinating outfits and then pick out something for herself.
When out shopping, she said she goes right for the kids’ section.
Her favorite place to shop is Kohl’s (especially if she can get a deal), but she will also go to Ann Taylor Loft. For outfit inspiration, she looks to her younger sister, who she said is stylish and trendy. Lewis said she often plays it safe with her shopping choices, but her sister likes to experiment with what’s new. What do Kallie and Riley like? “They like to wear party dresses,” Lewis said. And, while Lewis likes to get dressed up too, her daughters said they like to accessorize with their “Elsa” and “Dorothy” costume shoes. Favorite colors for all are pink, purple and teal.
What’s always in her bag: Hair ties, hair detangler, baby wipes and fruit snacks are some of the items Lewis always has on hand. Lewis said her outfits and accessories need to be versatile because of her jobs and role as a mom.
When she’s working, her kids are often along for the ride. That means she has to be ready to go from showing a house – sometimes one that is in foreclosure – to attending a soccer game or fundraiser event. She keeps a change of clothes and rain boots in her car, but will also dress in styles that can take her from one location to the next.
Her girls keep her on her toes – but in a good way.
“I’m ready for anything. They’ve trained me for that,” she said.
Lifestyles: Lewis said she has a family of “summer babies,” so they are looking forward to the warmer weather when they can hang out in flip-flops, bathing suits and sundresses.
The family likes to go to the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City when the weather is good to listen to music. However, her girls also like having picnics outside, dressing up to go to a princess-themed event at Cecil Dancenter, or walking around town and stopping at North East Chocolates.
Lewis said she especially enjoys the county events that are family-friendly, and said causes relating to Union Hospital or Mount Aviat Academy are important to her. One such event coming up that Lewis is helping promote is the Earth Day 5K at Mount Harmon on April 23. The annual event benefits both Mount Harmon in Earleville and Union Hospital. In addition to the 5K, there are Earth Day crafts and activities for kids, so families are encouraged to come.
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Kristin Lewis and her daughters, Kallie, 5 and Riley, 3, enjoy a day out in Chesapeake City.